Posts Tagged ‘Participatory Medicine’

Bruce Dan, MD Cancer Blog – 4 Tips to Help Whip Doctors and Nurses into Shape

Monday, May 10, 2010 14:11 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part II
In Part I of my blog, “Bruce Dan, MD Blogs About His Cancer Treatment”, and I highlighted areas where Dr. Dan shows humor, strength and resolve.
Part II addresses issues that Dr. Dan observes firsthand that affect patient care.
Dr. Dan offers his observations and I offer some simple tips to […]

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The Patient, Square in the Middle of Doctors’ Blind Spot

Monday, March 22, 2010 14:55 No Comments

Guest Post By Alan Greene, MD
Participatory Medicine and the e-Patient
Right before our eyes there’s a dark hole in what we see. Not only don’t we see some of what’s right in front of our face, but we don’t even notice the gap. Our illusion of a seamless visual world is so strong that scientists used […]

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Make the Most of the 15 Minute Office Visit with Your Doctor

Saturday, January 30, 2010 14:47 2 Comments

Part 1
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Kevin Pho, MD, primary care physician in Nashua, N.H., blogs at KevinMD.com, member of USA TODAY’S board of contributors and a guest to the Health in 30® Radio Show, writes about the importance of doctors engaging in social media to communicate with patients.
He writes in an op-ed in […]

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How to Engage Your E-Patients Like a Rock Star

Friday, October 30, 2009 14:04 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Part 1 in a series on the e-patient, participatory medicine and health 2.0

There’s no question that today’s patients are savvy.  Today’s patients are e-patients. Surrounded by technology, researching health information on the Internet has never been easier.  Patients are engaging in communities and social networking sites and the exchange of […]

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Feeling Completely Worn-Out and Extremely Tired? Find Out What It Could Mean

Friday, September 4, 2009 17:47 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Her muscles and joints ached. Her throat was raw and sore and throbbing headaches came on without warning. She felt foggy-headed all the time, and had trouble remembering simple thoughts or following reruns of familiar TV sitcoms. Even though she was bone-tired all the time, she had trouble falling asleep […]

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